Home Is Where The Hall Is celebrates the creativity in our community halls.
At the heart of a town, the community hall provides a focal point, always ready for any gathering. Today it’s an art gallery, tomorrow it’s a theatre, next week it’s home to a flea market. In times of joy, the community hall houses weddings and celebrations; in difficult times, it’s where people gather quickly to face emergencies together.
Community halls are central to the ongoing project of making place. Their flexible form and their locally-driven uses continue to offer valuable insights for creative practice all across our regions as well as our cities. Each November, Regional Arts Victoria invites you to shine the spotlight on your community hall.
In 2014 we opened up our Home is Where the Hall is Project to Tasmania, with the support of Tasmanian Regional Arts, and in 2015 we also welcomed South Australia in partnership with Country Arts SA.
Registrations are now closed for 2016. Registrations for 2017 will open on Monday 10 July 2017.
In 2011 Open Channel teamed up with Regional Arts Victoria to document the first ever Home is Where the Hall is event. We encourage you to take a look at these inspirational films, each of them capturing the importance and value of community halls across the state. Be inspired by these beautiful films!
Celebrating our Halls!
Celebrating Arts at Baringhup Hall – local artists exhibit their work
Camperdown Town Hall – hosts a fashion parade of vintage gowns collected Dorothy Nicol
The Gordon Public Hall – Quilters of the Big Room host a fundraising exhibition in Gordon
Korong Vale Mechanics Hall – celebrating the arts and talents of the local community
Malmsbury Town Hall and Botanical Gardens, Malmsbury Village Fayre
Malmsbury Mechanics Institute 150th Anniversary of the formation of the Malmsbury Burrough Council
Pomonal Hall, Switch On Event – celebrating 50 years since electricity was first turned on at the hall
Spring Gully Old Time Dance